It’s time for another list! Today I have something very special for you. There are some movies that are actually made in English but feature also other languages. This happens rather rarely – which is shame! It really adds to the authenticity of the film!
And the actors get to show one more talent 😉
Quentin Tarantino is one of my all-time favourite directors. His movies have so much to offer and Inglorious Basterds in particular is a gem. This film actually features four different languages and I really appreciate it that instead of doing it all in English subtitles were used. The characters speak German, English, French and (very bad) Italian! It was really cool for me to watch it as I live in a German-speaking country and also got a chance to refresh my French lessons!
Technically, Christmas is already over but I’m still in a festive mood and have one more gem to share with you. Merry Christmas is based on real historical events and was even nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award in the category best foreign film!
It’s 1914. The first World War is already taking its toll. In the occupied part of France the Scots, the French and the German are facing each other. But on Christmas Eve the unexpected happens: A German opera singer who happens to be stationed there begins to sing a Christmas carol – and everybody joins in. For a few hours the three opposing powers negotiate a temporary truce that allows all of them to enjoy this day.
But not everybody is pleased to hear about “fraternization” with the enemy… Continue reading